How many transgender coppers are there?

A police force has replaced helmets with caps in a bid to attract more transgender officers.

Northamptonshire Police say research has revealed the new headwear will eradicate the issue of transgender officers having to make a choice between the traditional custodian helmets for male officers and bowlers hats for females.

More specifically, isn’t rather the point of being transgender to be accepted as being of the other gender?

18 comments on “How many transgender coppers are there?

  1. Good to know that Northamptonshire Police have solved all the crime on their beat and now have time to worry about what hats the trannies wear.

  2. I would suggest that a far greater u,Teri or motive was cost. Compare the comparative price of a bowler hat and a baseball cap…….

    Speaking as someone who is TG, you are correct in your surmise. I wear dresses and distinctly female dress because wearing androgynous and unisex clothing just makes look too much like a man again.

  3. Rampant #virtuesignalling. I guess this is how you get ahead in the ranks, now being a thieftaker is frowned upon…

  4. So many questions. Why aren’t female/trans officers complaining about the reduced head protection? Are they expected to deal with the risks of the job differently because of it? What is the relevance to the general public? It’s not like they’re going for full-face helmets or anything.
    And how is this caused by patriarchy?

  5. I don’t see why they have to wear anything on their head.

    It simply ruins one’s hair.

  6. I know a transgender copper – she’s a firearms officer with SO19 in her day job (also Navy Reserve, which is where I know her from). Wears female kit (where it’s specific at all), because having changed gender (or as far as possible , can of worms, not going there…) she just wanted to get on with life.

    Mildly jarring at first acquaintance, but she’s competent at her job and likeable personally, so number of fµcks given about gender and origin rapidly tends towards zero…

    As others point out above, this reeks of virtue signalling and gesture politics by management, not a demand from the working level…

  7. in a bid to attract more transgender officers.

    Reminds me of Alan Partridge pitching his idea for a regional detective show set in Norfolk:

    Alan Partridge: Think about it. No one had heard of Oxford before Inspector Morse. I mean, this will put Norwich on the map.

    Tony Hayers: Why would I want to do that?

    Still, there’s bound to be a TV show in this decision to actively seek out more coppers with crippling mental health problems.

    Dickless of Dock Green Episode 1: Dickless investigates a rash of transphobic tweets. Unfortunately xe is cruelly misgendered by an evil, bigoted Hard Brexiteer, and has to go on long-term sick leave. (Series finale)

  8. “More specifically, isn’t rather the point of being transgender to be accepted as being of the other gender?”

    Which ‘other gender’? Aren’t there are about 81,234 of them now.

    Perhaps you (or rather, the article) mean trans-sexual?

    </straightface>

  9. “More specifically, isn’t rather the point of being transgender to be accepted as being of the other gender?”

    No. Next offensively ignorant question?

    FFS Tim, you’ve had this stuff explained to you often enough. Stop deliberately being a snippa about it. I really don’t see why you’re so obsessed, if it’s not jealousy.

  10. Dave insists no, and by the tone of his response is clearly quite offended, whilst Josephine appears amiably to agree with Tim?

    NiV, you are right!

  11. @Josephine, May 11, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I would suggest that a far greater u,Teri or motive was cost. Compare the comparative price of a bowler hat and a baseball cap…….

    +1

    Speaking as someone who is TG, you are correct in your surmise. I wear dresses and distinctly female dress because wearing androgynous and unisex clothing just makes look too much like a man again.

    Thank you for confirming what is my thinking and observation.

  12. @John Miller, May 11, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I don’t see why they have to wear anything on their head.

    It simply ruins one’s hair.

    A long time ago, in a forgotten country, before Z Cars, PCs walked a beat for most of their shift in order to prevent crime. The helmet was an effective defense against avian excretions ruining one’s hair.

  13. When policemen talked the beat they also needed protection against the sun (no, seriously, even in the UK, it is possible to get too much sun) and the rain.

    I am offended more by the creeping Americanisation. Nothing against Americans but why a baseball cap? We should, at least, try for something more classy. A beret perhaps? Or we could try to be British – perhaps a traditional Tam O’Shanter? Or a Balmoral?

  14. “Dave insists no, and by the tone of his response is clearly quite offended, whilst Josephine appears amiably to agree with Tim? NiV, you are right!”

    🙂

    I agree with Josephine. TGs generally prefer clearly gender-specific clothes as a way to reduce confusing ambiguity. And I can’t imagine any TG being attracted to joining the police by the opportunity to wear a hat that makes you look like a chavvy fast-food worker!

    My guess is that it was introduced to cut costs, that whoever did it knew everyone in the police would hate it and everyone outside the police would laugh at it, and so tried to defend the move by making it politically incorrect to criticise it. They pretty clearly don’t know the first thing about what motivates TGs.

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